Readers of the April edition of British Vogue will find a University of East London (UEL) alumna's product featured in the 'Top Picks' section.
Cocoa Social Enterprise, an idea developed by Oyin Okusanya with the support of the University, has since gone on to become a fully-fledged business. Oyin graduated from UEL's Combined Business Studies in July 2012.
As a careers-first university, the University of East London supports its students in many ways including through the Mental Wealth & Professional Fitness modules and our new holistic Careers and Student Enterprise Service. Each course has a Mental Wealth & Professional Fitness module which teaches students how to be prepared for the jobs of the future. The Careers and Student Enterprise Service is a one-stop shop for students to learn how to pitch and launch their own businesses. The two services complement each other to provide students with a range of opportunities to turn business ideas into a reality.
The ethos of Cocoa Social Enterprise is to create ethical chocolate using cocoa beans from Nigerian farmers, ensuring they receive a premium fair price for their produce. The company also hosts workshops to educate families on healthy lifestyles.